DIY Jewelry Using Pantone’s Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid


Here in Chicago, we are digging out of MORE snow and can’t seem to imagine a world where we don’t have to put on a parka just to take out the trash. Because we are surrounded with white snow, gray slush and even grayer skies, to say that we are eagerly anticipating spring would be an understatement.

Well color us happy to see Pantone announce their Color of 2014—Radiant Orchid. This lovely blend of fuchsia, pink and purple gets our creative juices flowing and feels like a promise that warmer days are just around the corner. (They better be; otherwise we’re moving to Hawaii.)

Our love of this hue shouldn’t come as a surprise. Here are just a few of our favorite kits with purple or violet AA rings.

Pantone Radiant Orchid inspiration projects

Coiled Japanese Cross Diamond Pendant

Basic Coiled Choker

Dragon’s Eye Pendant

Rapid Track



Even if colored metal isn’t your thing, you can add an a bit of eggplant elegance to your piece with crystals or seed beadsPantone Radiant Orchid inspiration beads and crystals

Tell us: What do you think about Pantone’s choice of Radiant Orchid as their color of the year? (You can read more about how they make this decision here.) Are you you dreaming of springtime, dyed eggs and blooming hyacinths yet? Or is that just us? :)

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6 years 9 months ago

This color is ideal for ladies. I also often use this color. Also I would Radiant Orchid designs.

7 years 6 months ago

I love the Pantone choice of color. Purples and pinks are among my favorite colors. Since I live near San Diego, I haven’t been dwelling on the coming of Spring, but I certainly have sympathy for you all back there. I grew up in Chicago and am now allergic to weather 😉